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Anthropomorphic Figure

Artist/Maker: Jama-Coaque (Coastal Ecuador)

Date: 200 BCE-600 CE
Medium: pottery
Overall: 6 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (15.9 x 7.3 x 11.7 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bischoff
Object number: 84.0244.07
DescriptionThis figure is shown with an elaborate costume, possibly composed of padding but more likely feathers. There is a long tradition of anthropomorphic representations in Jama-Coaque art including the depiction of bird-men. Bird-men figures were also common to the Veracruz cultures in Mexico.
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